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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Keywords

Western Australia, Weeds of Western Australia, Cape tulip, Homeria Breyniana (L.) Lewis and H. miniata Sweet

First Page Number

34

Last Page Number

42

Abstract

CAPE TULIP
(Homeria Breyniana (L.) Lewis* and H. miniata Sweet)

South Africa has provided us with a number of undesirable weeds including doublegee, Berkheya thistle, Guildford grass and stinking roger, but outstanding among the weed introductions from that country are two species of Homeria known as Cape Tulip. The salmon-coloured flowers and long grass-like leaves are known to farmers in many localities extending from Geraldton to Albany and as far east as Bruce Rock and Merredin. Beyond the metropolitan area the largest infestations occur in the Northam, York, Beverley and Williams districts where thousands of acres of good land are affected.

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